Raja Waqar Ali1,2, Muhammad Adnan Akram3*, Mobeen Haider4, Imran Nazir5, Abdul Manan3 and Muhammad Faisal6
1Lanzhou University Second Hospital, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China
2Lanzhou University Second School of Clinical Medicine, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China
3School of Life Science, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China
4Doctors Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
5Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital Gujrat, Punjab Province, Pakistan
6M-III Allied Hospital Faisalabad, Punjab Province, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Muhammad Adnan Akram, School of Life Science, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China.
Received: May 19, 2020; Published: May 29, 2020
Objective: The current study is aimed to provide ongoing situation of COVID-19 pandemic timeline in Pakistan compared with its border sharing countries (BSC) and the strategies adopted by government to combat the newly emerged COVID-19 that was first detected in Wuhan city of China in December 2019.
Methods: Our study is desktop based and we collected data from the official government’s web sources, already published papers and by other means of electronic and printing media.
Results: Pakistan has reported total 38,799 cases of COVID-19 and 834 deaths (2.15%) till 15th May, 2020; which reflects the lower number of cases and deaths as compared to its border sharing countries (BSC) except Afghanistan. Sindh province (n = 14,916) and Karachi district (n = 10,500) has highest number of confirmed cases and only one death has reported in Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) region.
Conclusion: We concluded that the strategies and preventive measures taken by Pakistan against COVID-19 remain satisfactory but not exceptional, despite having its limited resources and fragile economy comparing to its border sharing countries (BSC). Nevertheless, government should continue to improve its strategies to combat this pandemic as well as the world and need to find vaccine against COVID-19.
Keywords: Corona Pandemic; Epicenter; Lockdown; Preventive Measures
Citation: Muhammad Adnan Akram., et al. “COVID-19 Pandemic and Government Policies to Control its Situation in Pakistan". Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.4 (2020): 04-10.
Copyright: © 2020 Muhammad Adnan Akram., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.